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Mon, 24 Jun



EAES Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery Course

A four-day course aimed at Upper GI surgeons and senior trainees who wish to learn more about laparoscopic approaches to the GI system.

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EAES Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery Course
EAES Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery Course

Time & Location

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24 Jun 2024, 08:00 – 26 Jun 2024, 17:00

Dundee, Hospital St, Dundee DD3, UK

About the Event

This will be a very intensive, practical skills course where attendees will master a variety of tissue approximation techniques.  The following laparoscopic procedures will be rehearsed in the skills laboratory: Laparoscopic suturing, laparoscopic repair perforated duodenal ulcer, total fundoplication, laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, laparoscopic gastroenterostomy and bariatric surgery.  There will also be several expert sessions covering aspects of advanced upper GI surgery involving clinicians from across Europe, with a live operative demonstration.

The course provides
  • 'hands on' experience
  • individual tuition and feedback
  • evolving practice
  • clear explanations and guidelines
  • discussion sessions
  • live operative demonstration
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication
  • Clinical applications of indocyanine green (ICG) enhanced fluorescence in laparoscopic surgery
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this practical training course you should be able to:

  • Explain the techniques necessary to overcome the visual demands in laparoscopic surgery
  • Demonstrate effective equipment and instrument positioning using ergonomic principles
  • Describe some of the new technologies available for laparoscopic energised dissection
  • Tie a tumbled square knot using laparoscopic instruments to safely ligate a vessel
  • Handle a 3/8ths curved needle and an endoski needle and make a bite through tissue
  • Form a surgeon's knot using laparoscopic needle holders
  • Demonstrate optimal bite placement and knot tying technique during laparoscopic tissue approximation
  • Apply the component skills taught in this course to various procedures including sutured gastroenterostomy, laparoscopic fundoplication, repair of perforated duodenal ulcer, common bile ductal exploration (CBD) and gastric bypass.

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